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FO: Blueberry

I finished another project recently but didn’t get any decent photographs of it. It’s a new pattern from Sirdar 4493 , which has a cardigan and coat variation. I did the largest size in the coat. I just adore the collar. The yarn I used is Click DK in Blueberry, which is a really unusual deep purple. I only managed to snap one picture of it. I really love the collar, it’s very sweet. Unusually, there are 3 different needle sizes used in the pattern. One for the stocking stitch, a smaller one for the garter stitch and the edges and a larger size for the band across the middle. The band is a mixture of cable and lace, so it doesn’t want to be at too tight a gauge. I bought a few balls of yarn recently from A Good Yarn . A ball of Rico Creative Cotton Print Aran for a crocheted dishcloth and 2 balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere Silk Baby 4ply . I used the DK version to make this cardigan and really loved it. On my visit to Loop in January, I bought Juju’s Loops boo

FO: Plume

I have finished a few projects recently but been quite lax in photographing them. I had a little photo shoot with Mr with my plume cardigan. I’ve come to the conclusion, that I’m not a very good model – so you only get to see one photo that came out semi-well. The yarn is the scrumptious Bergere de France Plume , which is absolute heaven to knit with. The pattern is a free one from Drops , which is done in a yarn that works in the same gauge as Plume with a very similar fibre content too. I didn’t like the sleeves on the original – the cuffs were quite loose. I rewrote the sleeves so they fitted snuggly around the cuffs. I worked the back, one front and a sleeve first, and sewed it together, so I could check the fit (it was fine!). I was in a rush to wear it, so stupidly decided to steam block it – word of advice – don’t. There’s a lot of man made fibre in it and I knew it was a risk, and managed to melt some of the fibres. Thankfully, it’s not a lot and